::::: Futon Redeux


Derrick Douglass

Derrick Douglass

Futon Redeux

June 01.2010
By Derrick Douglass :::: ChiefRemixOlogist


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When I moved from Columbia, SC to Marietta, GA, I had to decide what to bring and what to throw away.  My broken futon almost didn’t make the cut.  But, I like to work in my office.  My then girlfriend (now my wife) would hang out with me because she said she didn’t have a place to sit comfortably.

The decision was made.  I decided to bring the futon home and give it an upgrade.

Derrick Douglass :::: Chief Remixologist


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This project was difficult to complete.  I had to find the replacement slats.  I bolted them onto the frame so the futon is much sturdier than ever.  Next, I painted it black.  Orginally, it was a battleship gray.  For some strange reason, IKEA loves to paint their furniture this unappealing color.  Oh well.  I painted it jet black.  Kewl.

Finally, I purchased a $7.50 sheet from IKEA to cover the red cushion.  It would have cost $100 to purchase a new cover from IKEA.  $7.50 is much better than $100.



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hey derrick

how are you


Hey Cousin

I’m having a tough today 😦:-(


what’s up


Tyra is no longer online. The following was not sent:

It was almost 60 degrees today and I took my corvette out, but I wasn’t quite warm enough to take the top off. 🙂:-) (send as a message)


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